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"Hard work for low pay"

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Current Employee - Marketing/Advertising in Newport News, VA
Current Employee - Marketing/Advertising in Newport News, VA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent promotion opps if you area male. If you are female, forget it.

Cons

Non-family (or life-) friendly place to work due to hours expected/required. Management SAYS they are family friendly, but try to work a regular 45 week - not going to happen. Pay for entry and mid-level professionals is lower than most locally-owned business. Coupled witht the hours expected, make it hard to recommend as a place to work.

Advice to Management

Set realistic expecations for work hours/schedules, pay at least what other local businesses pay their professionals (if you want to keep soem ofthe staff you have left). Do not expect people to do 2 - 4 jobs while paying them for the equivalent of /2 of one!.

Other Employee Reviews for Ferguson Enterprises

  1. "miss the good old days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    distribution centers
    career opportunities
    size
    used to be the people but not sure that's true anymore

    Cons

    quality of people is going downhill
    inventory is being cut too much
    too much focus on private label - not working with vendors
    training doesnt even exist anymore thus the "people" asset has declined

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the successful branches and implement their best practices in the struggling branches
    make tougher decisions and cut more high level labor. Branch management and senior management has shown continued inability to make tough decisions when it comes to tenured associates


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too big to know people"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology and logistics operation for servicing customers; Retirement savings plan

    Cons

    Worked several years for company that was later bought by Ferguson (pre-2007). Ferguson made no effort to interview or get to know existing staff; management positions only available through their own training program, yet they did not offer management training program to existing staff; transferred in new management teams; very poor communication during transition; human resources staff extremely taxed and difficult to establish communication with; insist on fifty hour weeks from all salaried employees regardless of workload and without additional compensation; acutely painful corporate culture with many electronic tools for monitoring staff "efficiency"

    Advice to Management

    Lift the heavy hand a little.

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